Deadly Pedestrian Crash Shuts Down Lanes of Busy Interstate for Hours

Deadly Pedestrian Crash Shuts Down Lanes of Busy Interstate for Hours
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A fatal acci­dent involv­ing a pedes­tri­an on north­bound I‑25 near Cas­tle Rock caused major back­up dur­ing morn­ing rush hour on Tuesday. 

Accord­ing to Col­orado State Patrol, around 6 AM a vehi­cle struck and killed an indi­vid­ual walk­ing on the inter­state near Hap­py Canyon Road. All lanes were imme­di­ate­ly closed as emer­gency crews rushed to the trag­ic scene. 

While one lane reopened with­in 30 min­utes, the bot­tle­neck per­sist­ed for over an hour past near­by exits. Traf­fic expert Jayson Luber warned of sig­nif­i­cant delays stretch­ing past Founders Park­way. The Dou­glas Coun­ty Sher­if­f’s Office also respond­ed to help direct heavy traf­fic around the mul­ti­ple first responders. 

It was­n’t until 8:40 AM that the last lane final­ly cleared, though some resid­ual delays lin­gered. Dri­vers faced lengthy diver­sions along alter­nate routes like Hap­py Canyon and Daniels Park Road to avoid the mess. 

As rush hour com­menced, even San­ta Fe Dri­ve grew crowd­ed. An inves­ti­ga­tion now aims to deter­mine the cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the auto-pedes­tri­an col­li­sion that cut off a vital high­way with­out notice.

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